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Monday, October 11, 2010

How to use Group Policy to Populate Remote Desktop Group on Clients

For many organizations, Group Policy is the option of choice for one-to-many administration. In particular, we are going to be looking at the GPO for Restricted Groups.

For this to work you need to make sure this policy setting applies only to the organizational unit that contains the clients the you want to set group membership on

Open Group Policy Management

Create a GPO and give it the name of your choice.

Edit the policy.

Expand Computer Configuration \ Windows Settings \ Security Settings \ Restricted Groups.

Right mouse click Restricted Groups and select New Group.

Click Browse.

Type Remote and click Check Names.

Click OK

Click OK. You should see the window below.



In the Members of this Group section, click Add.

Add the users or groups that you want to ensure they are a member of the Remote Desktop Users Group. Click Browse if you need help finding the users or groups.

This will also ensure that only these users and groups are the only accounts listed in this group. To add others later or to remove them, you will have to edit the list in this Group Policy.

Make sure you link the group policy to the OUs that hold the computer accounts of the clients that you want to populate with this data.

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